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Ok so you cant get the "polished look" but does "smoked chrome"/ "flash chrome" refurb work?

Anybody had theirs refurbed to look close to the original?

How close can you get?
 

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They are black chrome, I saw a smoked chrome sample and it was too dark IMO.

They were refurbished by http://www.lap-tab.co.uk
Sem do the centre caps blend well with the black chrome finsh.

I guess you never got the centre caps done in black chrome

They look spot on. I'm going to get my Audi TT sportlines reburb
over winter, the centre caps are in the same finish as you Anni BBS centre caps
 

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Well i got the car :)

good news is the wheel refurb is spot on "smoked chrome"

they are darker than sems as he said but not much and I think they look wicked. Kind of flip effect silver/black.

its pissing it down here but I will try and take some pics at dinner time on my phone.
 

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if people want this done via powder coating

i can set up a group buy via my mate as he owns a powder coating business and can do the finish black chrome.. shadow chrome etc.. and that will be the full rim iirc around £50-60 a wheel which will inc taking the tyres off and putting them back on with new weights etc... oh n includes the repair if any damages are done on the alloy itself..

If theres enough people wanting this i can request it to my mate and get a definite price depending on how many sets need doing..

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I'll find out exact prices.. but would like to get some exact numbers on amount of sets...

@efunc yeah includes all repairing.. can also repair buckled wheels.. if thats the case but i think for the repairing the buckling it costs about 5-10 more depending on how bad it is..

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yeah, no probs. I'm contemplating doing them myself, but I guess it'd be good to see some examples of his work as I could be very easily persuaded. Where is he based because I'm in London?
 

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If theres enough people wanting this i can request it to my mate and get a definite price depending on how many sets need doing.

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I am looking at getting my BBS RC's refurbed pretty soon, so I might be interested in a group buy if you are able to sort this out. Has you mate worked on the Anni wheels before? As I have contacted quite a few companies and most are telling me that they can not achieve a finish anywhere close to that of the originals.

Do you have any fotos of his work, or even better a link to a website?

These guys are the closest I can find so far with the flash chrome or black chrome: http://www.thewheelspecialist.co.uk

I am going to take a visit there this weekend and check out the quality of the work and the different finishes.

Cheers in advance for your help
 
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